New hip-hop tackles white privilege

As a kind of update to a heavily-trafficked list of decent white rappers I posted a while ago, I want to shout out two new songs directly addressing white (and light skin) privilege and its role in hip-hop culture and society at large. Credit to these guys for taking on a difficult subject and shedding light. There is way too much 50 Cent and Soulja Boy on the radio here in Haiti… Listen: Wale’s “Shades featuring Chrisette Michelle” and Macklemore’s “White Privilege.” (Macklemore is white and from my hometown of Seattle.)

1 thought on “New hip-hop tackles white privilege”

  1. I can’t believe there’s Soulja Boy and 50 Cent on the radio Haiti. That’s awful. Are the radio stations controlled by corporations, or part of national programs, like 93.3, or is it more like KOOP, and locally owned?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *